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Financial & Investment Resources

Cryptocurrency-Related Stock Scams

Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) are in the news daily. FINRA issued an Alert (December 21, 2017) to warn investors to be cautious when considering the purchase of shares of companies that tout the potential of high returns associated with cryptocurrency-related activities without the business fundamentals and transparent financial reporting to back up such claims. Go to the article Don’t Fall for Cryptocurrency-Related Stock Scams for more information and tips.

FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Investor Education Content Modules were developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and are a self-study program for individuals. Be aware that the Foundation permits the use of these copyrighted materials for non-commercial educational purposes only.

Family Financial Management

The Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service provides resources and programs to improve the financial well-being of individuals and families in Mississippi. Go to the MSU Extension Service’s Family Financial Management module for resources and information. is the U.S.Government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Investor’s Clearinghouse

Investor’s Clearinghouse is sponsored by the Alliance for Investor Education and is dedicated to helping Americans increase their understanding and knowledge about investing.

Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE)

WIFE is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.

Federal Trade Commission – Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them.

Charitable Organizations

The IRS’ Organizations Eligible to Receive Tax Deductible Charitable Contributions webpage is the place to go when you want to verify that a charitable organization is legitimate before making out the check. You may search for an organization by name or EIN, or download the entire database.